Accession Number : ADA303357

Title :   Agricultural Trade: Five Countries' Foreign Development for High-Value Products.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA303357

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : As you requested, we are providing an overview of the structure, funding, and promotional activities of the organizations that do foreign market development for agricultural products in five countries that are among the world's largest exporters of high-value products (HvP). Specifically, we obtained information on (1) the organizations in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands that help develop foreign markets for their high-value agricultural products; (2) the programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for HVP foreign market development; and (3) the ways in which these five countries' programs are evaluated to determine their effectiveness in increasing exports. As agreed with you, we looked only at market development and promotion activities-such as consumer promotion, trade servicing, and market research-and not at export subsidies, domestic subsidies, and internal price supports, which also affect efforts.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS, *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, *AGRICULTURE, COMPETITION, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MARKET RESEARCH, ORGANIZATIONS, EXPORTS, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), COST ANALYSIS, NETHERLANDS, BULK MATERIALS, FRANCE, GERMANY, DOMESTIC, CONSUMERS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ADVISORY ACTIVITIES, GREAT BRITAIN, FACTOR ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Agricultural Economics
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE